rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy


some of the plans and ideas i had at samhuinn are slowly coming into being~maybe not as soild concrete things but as gently evolving ideas.

and ideas that are mentally evolving and not remaining stagnant have to be a good thing dont you think?

since september when i met a lovely lady and her little dog who had been living in thier camper in ireland for some months, i have been thinking of geting back into my daily practice.
she is a yoga teacher and she told me how good yoga was for people with fibromyalgia~not only for helping keep muscles mobile but also the meditation and focus was important for mental health too.

i started my yoga practice (hatha) over ten years ago but since becoming ill stopped, although it has been in the back of my mind i should have continued with it.

so i have started...gently...and already i am feeling better mentally.
of course i am waiting to see how it will be with my m.e/fibro.
i could use the excuse that 'oh it will make me tired, it will hurt' etc etc but to be honest i would rather have a day or two where i can do it, however small and gentle, and have a day or two where things are not so good than do nothing.

i am so tired of doing nothing because to be honest doing nothing hurts just as much as doing.

it was mels post that made me start thinking~i have started to get fed up thinking in 'whens'

when i am better i will...

m.e and fibro are both long term chronic conditions, i dont know when i will be better and i suddenly realised i cannot waste time in waiting for when.

i realised i can no longer live with my physical and spiritual self wending their different paths...


mel said...

oh, this was so good to read.

i'm thrilled beyond words to hear you're easing your way back into your yoga...itk makes sense that it would be helpful for your conditions.

i'm starting to connect with the Now of things, identifying the things that bring me the most joy....and doing the same as you -- a few small things every day that keep me moving forward.


Twiggy said...

A very positive thing to do. I have severe back problems and the amount of times I've thought oh but that would make my back worse. More often than not it stays the same or improves slightly and I feel more positive mentally for helping myself. Go for it and well done.
twiggy x

Kath said...

It gives one a real boost mentally to be purposeful. All the very best with your Yoga practice, maybe you will even be able to take it outside when the weather is fair.

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France